Dr. Mark Urken, MD

Dr. Mark Urken, MD

Head & Neck Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Mark Urken, MD is a head & neck surgical oncology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University of Virginia / Main Campus in 1981 and specializes in head & neck surgical oncology, endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism, and more.Read his story

10 Union Sq E # 5B

New York, NY 10003

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Dr. Urken's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Urken treats Dysphagia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Urken treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Tracheal Surgery
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Dr. Urken performs Tracheal Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Urken performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

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  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Resection
Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Urken performs Cervical Lymph Node Dissection more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Urken performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Urken's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Nerve Repair
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Glossectomy
  • Goiter
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Overweight
  • Pancytopenia
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Masses
  • Pharyngitis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

About Me

To provide expert and compassionate care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck and thyroid gland. To expose patients to a renowned and dedicated team of clinicians from radiation oncology, medical oncology,radiology, path...


  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications


Mercy Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Mt Sinai Med Center
Residency Hospital
St Elizabeths Hospital
Internship Hospital
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Medical School
Williams College
Undergraduate School


  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting, 1994
  • The Helmuth Goepfert visiting lecturer, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, MD Anderson Center, Feb 2011
  • Who’s Who in Medicine & Healthcare Third Edition, Marquis Who’s Who, 1999-2011
  • Presidential Citation, American Head & Neck Society, 2003
  • Best Doctors in America, 2000-2012
  • Cambridge Who’s Who, 2007-2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa - Williams College, 1976
  • Lester Gabrilove Award, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1999
  • Summa Cum Laude - Williams College, 1977
  • Top Doctor – The Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine, 1995-2011
  • Best Cancer Doctors in America, 2006,2008,

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I came to Dr.Urken to get my thyroid removed due to cancer. Dr. Urken gave very clear instructions on the pre-op prep, and then, most importantly, did an outstanding job on the surgery. The thyroid was removed without complications. I was concerned that my vocal cords could be damaged by the surgery, but that did not happen. I would highly recommend Dr. Urken.
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I travelled to ny to see Dr Urken, Buchbinder and Okay. I was told that he was the only doctor and this was the only team of specialists who could help me. After a 2 hour consultation with the 3 doctors, I now feel that I have hope and a plan
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Was recommended to Dr Urken by a family Endocrinologist after explaining my biopsy results. Scheduled an appointment with Dr Urken in NYC. He took his time explaining my condition and provided me with my options. I elected to have surgery in late Feb 2017. He successfully removed my left thyroid as a ambulatory patient at Beth Israel hospital. I had minimal pain after surgery and my scare is barely visible! Dr Urken expects a full recovery. Dr Urken is a caring and compassionate person/surgeon!
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Dr. Urken is a fabulous surgeon who performed my complicated thyroid surgery. My recovery was remarkable, no side effects, and I was feeling fine and off meds within a week and one half. Because of my unusual condition, I had been to many doctors in NYC before choosing Dr. Urken. Thrilled that I chose him.
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3 hours wait to see him and he's ignoring the situation and schmoozing outside in hallway with 7 full exam rooms all waiting inpatient for him never saw this kind of respond
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Waited over 1 an hr to see Dr. He apologized for wait, but then took a call. I am a 17 year survivor. Had head and neck radiation. Need to be followed as a result. Once he saw I didn't currently hv cancer he couldn't be bothered with me. I asked him if he wld examine my ears. He said he had patients who had Cancer. I am a 2 time Cancer Survivor. I get everything re: having cancer, being a survivor & LATE side effects. Dr. Urken was the worst Dr. Not thorough. Didn't even try to connect.
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I've been to many doctors in my time for many different issues. Dr. Mark Urken is by far the most intelligent, skillful and I believe that he has a sixth sense that no other person I know possesses. I'm so privileged to have Dr. Urken in my life. He saved my life so far on two occasions and I'm forever grateful. Frank Brooklyn
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